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Xi’s Visit to Russia : Beginning of a New Era?
Bilateral relations between China and Russia have been strengthened with President Xi Jinping’s latest state visit to Moscow. However, growing links with China will not change Russia’s entrenched Eurocentric orientation.
RSIS-WTO Parliamentary Workshop – US Blacklist on Huawei : Leverage for the US-China Trade Talks?
The United States added Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. to the US Entity List of threats to the US telecommunications industry. Google and other US companies suspended some businesses with Huawei after the blacklisting. Trump ...
RSIS-WTO Parliamentarian Workshop – Trade and Sustainable Development : Achieving the UN’s 2030 Agenda
The World Trade Organszation (WTO) has made notable contributions to help countries accomplish the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations (UN). However, there exist certain areas where trade can play a ...
RSIS-WTO Parliamentary Workshop – WTO in a Turbulent World : Need to Change with the Times
The Word Trade Organisation (WTO) has served its Members well. But it needs to change with the times. Despite America’s distraction, the rest of the WTO’s members can still exercise compromise and patient lobbying to sustain ...
RSIS-WTO Parliamentarian Workshop – The Rising Tide : Trade in Services and Intangibles
Although trade in goods is an important component of global trade, trade in services is increasing in significance and requires the attention of policy makers to enhance its contribution to economic growth.
US ‘Terrorist’ Labelling of IRGC : A Futile Move?
On 8 April 2019, US President Donald Trump announced the designation Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation (FTO). This labelling is unprecedented and controversial, as IRGC is ...
Becoming a Global Halal Hub : Is Indonesia Ready?
State Law No. 33/2014 on Halal Product Assurance is to be enacted in October 2019, meaning it will be in force three years after the law was passed in 2014. Many expect it to enhance Indonesia’s bid to become the world’s ...
Forging Cohesive Societies – Harmonious Co-Existence : What Can Governments Do?
The past few months have witnessed more tragedy and violence as extremists continued to target places of worship around the world. Several governments have taken constructive steps to strengthen societal bonds and social ...
Malaysia and the Rome Statute : Domestic Debate Over?
In a span of a month, Malaysia first ratified the Rome Statute and then withdrew from the International Criminal Court that the treaty governs. This episode reveals how the Malaysian royalty and the opposition were able ...
Russia and the Kuriles : Achilles’ Heel or Bargaining Chip?
Russia’s oft-declared “pivot” to the East, focussed principally on China, has attained a measure of success. However, to become effective and sustainable, relations between Russia and Japan must be raised to a higher level. ...